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The Johnston Collection is administered as an independent not-for-profit museum by The W R Johnston Trust.

PLEASE NOTE:    A $3.50 booking fee applies for online bookings. This covers banking costs and fees charged to us by our ticketing provider for online sales.  An $8.00 booking and administration fee applies for telephone bookings.  Thank you for your understanding.


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CHRISTMAS AT THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION | 2014 – 2015
'Twas The Night Before Christmas

Thursday 6 November 2014 – Wednesday 25 February 2015

The spectacular Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2014-2015 exhibition T’was The Night Before Christmas will open on 6 November with the rooms of Fairhall house-museum set to sparkle with the exquisite decorations created by over 55 artists and craftspeople from the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast area.

Christmas at The Johnston Collection is an ever-popular exhibition held from November to February each year, showcasing the work of country-based artists and craftspeople from around Victoria, with a particular region featured annually.

This year The Johnston Collection is honoured to have artists and craftspeople from the Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast region creating pieces inspired by the Collection which will be displayed throughout the house-museum, against the backdrop of William Johnston’s extraordinary collection.

Working collaboratively as part of The Geelong Artisans Group, participants include members of Geelong & District Porcelain Painters, Geelong Handweavers & Spinners Guild Inc, Geelong Patchworkers & Quilters’ Guild Inc, Leopold Lacemakers, The Bead Society of Victoria (Geelong branch), The Embroiderers Guild of Victoria (Geelong branch), The Trolly Dolly Cloth Doll Club Inc, as well as individual artists.

The makers have been working on their pieces for over eighteen months with some individual pieces taking hundreds of hours to complete.

The Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast region has created a truly inspiring project and we encourage you to book early for this popular house-museum tour.

Visitor Information:

Weekday Tour Times:

10:00 | 12:00 | 2.00

After Hours Tours:

Second Saturday at 10:00 and 12:00
Third Thursday at 18:00

Christmas at The Johnston Collection Tour Cost  (6 November 2014 – 24 February 2015)

Adult $27.00 | Concession $25.00 | Group Rate $23.00 per person group of 8 or more (max 22) After Hours $35.00

Weekday Tour Cost (March 2015 - October 2015):

Adult $25.00 | Concession $23.00 | Group Rate $21.00 per person group of 8 or more (max 22) |After Hours $32.00

Individual and group bookings available. Please note when booking a group online, enter the number of people in the Adult field and the Group Rate will be automatically calculated.

PLEASE NOTE:

A $3.50 booking fees applies for online bookings.  This covers banking costs and fees charged to us by our ticketing provider for online sales.  An $8.00 booking and administration fee applies for telephone bookings.   Thank you for your understanding.

Online and telephone booking fees do not apply to current members of The Friends of The Johnston Collection.

Telephone bookings 03 9416 2515

 

Organisation and Club Bookings Policy

Telephone us on 03 9416 2515 for more information or download a copy of our policy here:

Organisation_and_Club_Bookings.pdf Organisation_and_Club_Bookings.pdf (60kB)

Visiting The Johnston Collection

The Johnston Collection is the legacy of William Johnston, an antique dealer and collector. He left his estate to the people of Victoria for their education and enjoyment. The collection ranges from the 17th to the 19th century and has great strengths in Georgian, Regency and Louis XV furniture, Empire and decorative arts.

To protect the privacy and parking rights of Mr Johnston's residential neighbours, we are not permitted by our planning permit to publish the address of the museum.

On the day of the appointed visit, visitors will be collected from the foyer of the Hilton on the Park Hotel (Wellington Parade, near the Fitzroy Gardens). Visitors are brought to the Johnston Collection in a courtesy bus operated by our staff. This arrangement is due to planning permit stipulations and adds a little intrigue to your visit that we know you will enjoy.

All tickets are prepaid and tea/coffee and shortbread are served to guests on arrival. From the time of collection to the time of return to the Hilton on the Park your tour will take approximately one and a half hours.

We allow a maximum of 22 people on guided tours.

Disabled Access

Wheelchair access to Fairhall is limited. There are 3 steps to the entrance and 19 steps which must be ascended in order to reach the first floor. Disabled car parking is not available. Please make us aware of the special needs of any member of your group in advance of your arrival so that we can offer every assistance.

Please ring 03 9416 2515 for more information.